5 Fun Springtime Activities to Get You Outdoors

We might all be stuck at home this month, but it doesn’t mean we have to be stuck indoors. Springtime is here in West Virginia, and with it comes beautiful weather and gorgeous scenery. If you’re looking for something to do these next few weeks, consider stepping outdoors and trying out these five fun springtime activities.

1.     Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts can be a fun bonding activity for the whole family. Give this activity an educational twist by printing a list of native wildflowers, bugs, or leaves and going out and seeing how many you and your family can find. You can even make it a competition to see who can find the most items first.

 

Check out this wildflower scavenger hunt by our friends at West Virginia State Parks

 

2.     Hiking

Keeping a constant eye on the news can be exhausting. Try disconnecting from the internet for a bit and reconnecting with nature by packing a picnic and going on a hike. Take the time to decompress and breathe in that fresh mountain air before heading back inside for the day.

3.     Bird Watching

One of the best parts of springtime is the return of the baby birds. Grab an old sheet, put on some sunscreen, and enjoy the warmer weather as you keep an eye out for some of our beautiful native birds. You can even make some homemade bird treats by taking a paper plate and spreading peanut butter on it and sprinkling birdseed on it. Hang it up in a tree and sit back and wait for all the birds to flock to it.

4.     Gardening

Right now is a great time to get a head start on your springtime gardening. If you don’t have a garden, you can make one by repurposing an old plastic tub and drilling some holes into the bottom for drainage. If you don’t have any seeds, try slicing up a tomato and burying the slices. Make sure to water your new garden daily, and in the next few weeks you should see the tomato sprouts start to emerge.

5.     Biking

If you want to work up a sweat while the gyms are closed, consider getting out your old bike and hitting the trails. West Virginia has excellent mountain biking trails for all skill levels, just be sure to pack some water for the trip.

 

What’s your favorite way to spend time outdoors during spring?

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This post was last updated on August 6, 2020